John Rapchinski, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-rapchinski/0/175/451)
Fi-dat-o, (degno di fiducia) trustworthy, reliable, loyal Where did the name come from? We were banging our heads together for weeks on a name; and after realizing that every URL under the sun was taken we put it on the backburner. About a week later, we were meeting at our favorite Italian restaurant to celebrate the start of our yet un-named company when one of the partners excused himself to go to the restroom. On his walk to the lavatory he came upon the Fidato Conference room, which he thought was an un-common and somewhat intriguing name. When he got back to the table he mentioned the name to the other partners, and they were equally intrigued. At that point we looked up the name and realized that it meant Trustworthy, Reliable and Loyal in Italian, all characteristics we had discussed as the core values of our business, and an integral part of building a successful Professional Services firm. So on that night in August of 2010, Fidato Partners was born. Where are you located, what areas do you cover? We are located in Wayne, PA and service the Greater Philadelphia area as well as service clients from Virginia to New York. Quick About Us: As noted, Fidato Partners was started in August of 2010 by three guys (Big 4 veterans in Consulting) that wanted to become a reliable and trusted Human Capital resource partner for companies large and small in the Philadelphia region. Fidato Partners, LLC provides Consulting & Recruiting services for Risk Management, Accounting and Technology Professionals throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Whether a company needs to a hire a Sr Accountant or CFO on a Perm basis, a Contractor to join their firm in a Development Role, or an expert Consultant to help with the implementation a new ERP system, Fidato Partners can help. Our Service Lines: Risk Management Fidato Partners’ internal audit professionals provide clients with all of the technical and expert resources they require without the need to hire fulltime staff. Our operational risk associates help clients address a shortage of traditional internal audit staff. Fidato Partners’ IT audit professionals help organizations gain insight into the threats inherent in today’s highly complex technologies. Through our methodologies, clients realize more effective and efficient technology controls that better align the internal audit function with their business and IT strategies. Our audit services include: IT audit outsourcing and co-sourcing Technology risk assessment Business process reviews Policy and procedure development and documentation Pre- and post-implementation reviews Internal control design, enhancement and evaluation, SarbanesOxley compliance Agreed-upon procedures Accounting Services Fidato Partners’ accounting services practice provides clients with the resources that they need for any accounting project. Whether your organization is growing or downsizing, or just requires temporary support, you can count on Fidato Partners to provide the accounting services you require to function in an increasingly complex and technology-driven environment. Our accounting services include: Financial and SEC reporting, including 10Q and 10K preparation Implementation of new financial accounting standards Budgeting, planning, forecasting and financial analysis ERP implementation support Transaction support, including IPO preparation, pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration Policy and procedure development and documentation External audit preparation Information Technology Services Fidato Partners provides information technology consulting services designed to help companies manage technology risk and improve performance. Our professionals have broad experience in technology, project management and business processes. We help business leaders with systems initiatives and partner with the CIO and PMO leaders to provide project management and subject matter experts to make business initiatives more successful. Our services include: System selection and implementation Technology integration Business intelligence and reporting Data conversion and testing IT strategy and governance Project management Application development Recruiting Services Fidato Partners provides recruiting services on a contingent, retained and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) hourly basis. Our contingent and retained search practices focus primarily on information technology, accounting and audit professionals. We find people and complete searches that other firms cannot. Our outsourced hourly group has a broader scope, and has completed projects which have ranged from one position to more than 300 positions, including both technical and nontechnical positions. The Fidato recruiting team includes some of the most talented and experienced recruiters in the Philadelphia area. Before joining the Fidato team, every recruiter is required to take an evaluation from the PEAC system (www.peacsystem.com (http://www.peacsystem.com/)), which measures their experience and aptitude, and serves as a baseline for their ongoing training and professional development. We are committed to providing our recruiters with training in all aspects of recruiting, and investing the time and resources necessary to meet our clients’ expectations. Our recruiting services include: Contingency Search
John Rapchinski is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidato Partners, possessing nearly 20 years of experience in professional services and recruiting. Prior to joining Fidato Partners, John was the founder and CEO of RL Corporation, parent company of Peopleflex and AC Lordi Consulting, one of the Philadelphia region’s leading providers of recruiting, staffing and consulting services. This included growing the organization from 2001 to more than $40 million in annual revenues in 2008, securing more than $30 million in private equity financing, and leading client service initiatives to multi-national organizations. Prior to founding RL Corporation, John was the Chief Operating Officer for Remark Solutions, a staffing technology firm servicing Global 2000 companies. John managed the company’s strategic direction including product development, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, operations, and client service. John began his career in recruiting and staffing as an information technology recruiter for Donato & Associates, and eventually helped the firm expand its service offerings to accounting and finance. John also delivered audit and business advisory services for numerous multinational corporations as a Manager for Price Waterhouse. John holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and is a member of the Board of Directors of various privately-held entities. Eugene Kemp, Founding Partner and Information Technology Practice Manager (http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenelkemp) Gene Kemp is the Chief Information Officer and founding Partner with 15 years of experience in Information Technology management in the professional services, manufacturing and insurance industries. Prior to joining Fidato Partners, Gene was the Chief Information Officer and Director of Operations for Carpathia Corporation, a national Accounting and Finance professional services organization. During his time with Carpathia Corporation, Gene was responsible for a custom data warehouse\ analytical solution for GlaxoSmithKline, data center relocation and implementations of Microsoft Dynamics GP\CRM. Gene was also the Vice President of Information Technology for iPipeline, a national insurance and financial Software as a Service (SaaS) provider. He has also implemented inventory transactional systems with the world’s leading retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, and CVS as the Director of Business Systems with Scunci International (now a division of Conair). He started his career as an application developer utilizing Microsoft and Oracle technologies. Gene graduated with a BSBA degree from Villanova University. Justin DiGaetano, Founding Partner and Risk Management Practice Manager (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/justin-digaetano/0/953/8a) Justin DiGaetano is a founding Partner of Fidato with over 10 years of Information Technology Consulting experience. Prior to joining Fidato Partners, Justin was a Manager in the Risk Assurance Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his tenure, Justin has supported the audits of many clients through controls based testing and analysis to assist in supporting the overall controls reliance strategy for the financial audit and in support of the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance efforts. Justin has led several projects to assess and implement Sarbanes-Oxley 404 audit plans that not only embrace the efficiency concepts outlined in AS-5, but also maximize the use of technology in designing effective and efficient audits. In addition to his extensive experience leading SarbanesOxley 404 audits, Justin has led several SAS No. 70 audits. Justin has in depth experience within the Utilities and Healthcare industries where he has spent a majority of his career. Justin has presented “Hot Topics in the Healthcare Industry” at the North American Computer Audit, Control and Security Conference for the Information Security Audit and Controls Association (ISACA). Justin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University (May 2002). Justin is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Jason Evans, Partner and Accounting Services Practice Manager (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-evans/28/596/360) Jason Evans, CPA is the Director of Accounting Services with 15 years of accounting and reporting experience, with extensive expertise in accounting for mergers and acquisitions, consolidation and SEC reporting, and leveraging technology to drive operational improvements. Jason has led implementations of business intelligence reporting and consolidation systems and has been a key liaison between the finance and IT functions. Recently for a newly formed stand-alone client undergoing its initial audit, Jason managed the preparation of audit-quality financial statements and related footnotes in accordance with USGAAP as well as developing the financial reporting and audit preparation process. As the Director of Accounting for VWR International, Jason developed the North America accounting department, inclusive of implementing a SOX compliant accounting and reporting internal control environment. In addition, as the Controller for DuPont-Sabanci International, Jason was responsible for creating the opening balance sheet for the joint venture, as well as for creating and implementing the global accounting and reporting policies and consolidation system. Prior to joining DuPont-Sabanci International, Jason was a senior financial analyst for DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company, and served for 5 years in the audit practice with Price Waterhouse. Jason holds a BS in Accounting from Drexel University and is a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania. Chuck Rivel, Director, Business Intelligence Chuck Rivel is the Director in the IT Consulting Practice and will lead the Business Intelligence Group. He has over 15 years of experience developing custom Microsoft applications with a focus on Business Intelligence development since 2002. Chuck’s areas of focus include Data Warehousing Architecture, PerformancePoint Services, and Business Intelligence for the Microsoft Stack and SharePoint. Chuck joins Fidato Partners after spending 7 years with a National Consulting Firm, and was formerly the Director of Application Development with LN International. Chuck is Penn State graduate and co-authored the leading SharePoint / Business Intelligence text, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Unleashed. (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePointBusiness-Intelligence-Unleashed/dp/0672335514/) Oleg Boyarsky, Director, Advisory Services Director in the IT Consulting Practice and will lead the Advisory Services team. With over 20 years of experience leading technology organizations, Oleg has a strong background in Application & Product Development, Infrastructure and Integration, and Strategic Planning. Oleg joins us from a former startup healthcare products company where he spent the last 12 years leading the strategic direction, product development, and technology organization as the VP of Engineering and Technology. Oleg is a University of Pennsylvania graduate and holds two U.S. Patents.
Retained Search Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
Fidato Partners consistently provides the most talented individuals to assist with our IT initiatives. — Bob Burchell Director, End User Services (http://www.ikon.com/), Ricoh Americas Corporation
Patrick McGowan, Manager, Recruiting Services – Wayne (http://www.linkedin.com/in/pmcgowan1) Patrick McGowan is the Talent Acquisition Manager of Fidato Partners; in this role he leads the development, execution and daily oversight of all Recruiting and RPO activities for the firm. Prior to joining Fidato, Patrick was a Manager in the Talent Acquisition group of LECG (Formerly SMART Business Advisory & Consulting), a Global Consulting firm based in Devon, PA. With LECG, Patrick managed the recruiting process for LECG’s Business Consulting & Advisory Practices with a primary focus on information technology and accounting. Prior to his time with LECG, Patrick was a Partner and the Director of Recruiting Operations for Pathfinders, Inc, a Regional Staffing firm based in Wayne, PA. There, he oversaw operations, sales, client management and recruiting activities of the firm for over 10 years beginning in 2000. Patrick attended Penn State University where he studied Labor & Industrial Relations. Patrick is also the founder and current board member of The G3 Network, a local networking and charity group that promotes various causes that help benefit charities and organizations in the Philadelphia area by raising awareness and hosting fundraising events. Rebecca Friesland, Manager, Recruiting Services – Philadelphia (http://www.linkedin.com/in/bfriesland) Becky is the Manager of Recruiting Services of Fidato Partners’ Philadelphia office; in this role she leads the development, execution and daily oversight of all recruiting and recruiting process outsourcing activities for our Philadelphia clients. Becky joined Fidato in September 2013 from The Judge Group, where she was a Client Relationship Manager and Senior Recruiter, serving initially in the company’s information technology group, and eventually starting its accounting practice in Philadelphia. Becky also spent three years with Magellan Search and Staffing, and was involved in starting the company’s accounting recruiting practice. Becky is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, with Bachelors’ degrees in English and History. She is a member of the National Association of Women’s Business Owners, and is active in various charities supporting the Philadelphia region, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure and the Wounded Warrior Project.